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  • Daddy’s Guitar | Sean of the South January 17, 2019
    An old instrument, and the sentimental value it holds. Sean tells the story of the guitar he plays, and how he almost lost it. Music by the Sowell Family. The post Daddy’s Guitar | Sean of the South appeared first on Sean of the South Radio Show.
    Sean Dietrich
  • Forgive Me | Sean of the South January 10, 2019
    It's the time of year for resolutions, Sean delivers a story about accidental meetings with people you once knew. Music by the Hot Club of Cowtown. The post Forgive Me | Sean of the South appeared first on Sean of the South Radio Show.
    Sean Dietrich
  • My Little Sister | Sean of the South January 3, 2019
    A story about growing up, and about the siblings who help us do it. Sean delivers the story of being a big brother. Music by Big Cedar Fever. The post My Little Sister | Sean of the South appeared first on Sean of the South Radio Show.
    Sean Dietrich
  • A New Year | Sean of the South December 27, 2018
    Sean delivers the story of a new year, an Episcopal church, and a few people he's known. Music by Steam Machine. The post A New Year | Sean of the South appeared first on Sean of the South Radio Show.
    Sean Dietrich
  • Charlie Brown Christmas | Sean of the South December 20, 2018
    The spirit of Christmas can be found in shopping malls if you are lucky, or in a group of singing children if you are even luckier. Music by the Savannah Children's Choir. The post Charlie Brown Christmas | Sean of the South appeared first on Sean of the South Radio Show.
    Sean Dietrich
  • Silent Night | Sean of the South December 13, 2018
    The story of a Christmas remembered, a few songs of yore, and candlelights that make it all worth remembering. Music by the Corn Potato String Band. The post Silent Night | Sean of the South appeared first on Sean of the South Radio Show.
    Sean Dietrich
  • Christmas Angels | Sean of the South December 7, 2018
    A tale of kindness at Christmas, and the unlikely heroes who are thoughtful enough to make the holiday what it is. Music by Martha Spencer. The post Christmas Angels | Sean of the South appeared first on Sean of the South Radio Show.
    Sean Dietrich
  • O Holy Night | Sean of the South November 30, 2018
    Sean delivers the story of people who struggle against each day, and the unexpected visitors they get at Christmas. Music by Adam Kiesling. The post O Holy Night | Sean of the South appeared first on Sean of the South Radio Show.
    Sean Dietrich
  • Happy Thanksgiving | Sean of the South November 22, 2018
    Sean tells a personal story about what makes a boy want to become a writer, and what makes a man want to become a columnist. Music by Cocek! Brass Band. The post Happy Thanksgiving | Sean of the South appeared first on Sean of the South Radio Show.
    Sean Dietrich
  • Give Thanks | Sean of the South November 16, 2018
    Thanksgiving comes early for those with scattered families, Sean delivers the story of one such holiday. Music by the Misty Mountain String Band. The post Give Thanks | Sean of the South appeared first on Sean of the South Radio Show.
    Sean Dietrich
  • Old Men | Sean of the South November 9, 2018
    Sean talks about the weekend spent with elders, and old men who help make us who we are. Music by Sugar and the Mint. The post Old Men | Sean of the South appeared first on Sean of the South Radio Show.
    Sean Dietrich
  • Baptist Youth Trip | Sean of the South November 2, 2018
    Sean chaperones a van load of teenagers to the Smoky Mountains to visit Dollywood, and lives to tell about it. Music by the High 48's. The post Baptist Youth Trip | Sean of the South appeared first on Sean of the South Radio Show.
    Sean Dietrich
  • Fishing | Sean of the South October 27, 2018
    Sean tells the story of growing up, of beautiful water, and a lonely boy who just wants to catch a fish. Music by Woody Pines. The post Fishing | Sean of the South appeared first on Sean of the South Radio Show.
    Sean Dietrich
  • Angels Among Us | Sean of the South October 20, 2018
    The story of getting lost, and the ones who help us find our way back. Music by the Quasi Brothers. The post Angels Among Us | Sean of the South appeared first on Sean of the South Radio Show.
    Sean Dietrich
  • Poundcake Lady | Sean of the South October 12, 2018
    Of women, and church potluck tables, and the cake revered by many, Sean tells the story of the women who cook poundcake. Music by California Feetwarmers. The post Poundcake Lady | Sean of the South appeared first on Sean of the South Radio Show.
    Sean Dietrich
  • Kindness | Sean of the South October 5, 2018
    Sean tells the story of under-confident children from different worlds, writing letters, and delivering kindness. Music by Jake and Rebekah Workman. The post Kindness | Sean of the South appeared first on Sean of the South Radio Show.
    Sean Dietrich
  • Methodist Angels | Sean of the South September 28, 2018
    Sean tells the story of a third-grader who has a knack for poetry, and a tale of angels from the Methodist tradition. Music by The Barefoot Movement. The post Methodist Angels | Sean of the South appeared first on Sean of the South Radio Show.
    Sean Dietrich
  • Happy | Sean of the South September 21, 2018
    Happiness is an old dog who doesn't know a stranger, and a Baptist foot-washing service. Music by Hot October. The post Happy | Sean of the South appeared first on Sean of the South Radio Show.
    Sean Dietrich
  • Mama | Sean of the South September 14, 2018
    The season draws to a close and it is the end of summer blessings. Sean delivers a tale of his mother, and the gentle wisdom she offered. Music by the Wildmans. The post Mama | Sean of the South appeared first on Sean of the South Radio Show.
    Sean Dietrich
  • Happy Anniversary | Sean of the South September 7, 2018
    The 50th episode of Sean of the South, live at the Mount Vernon Theater in Tallassee, Alabama, with foot-stomping music played on the same stage where Hank Williams performed. Music by the Goat Hill String Band. The post Happy Anniversary | Sean of the South appeared first on Sean of the South Radio Show.
    Sean Dietrich
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ABOUT THE SHOW

SEAN DIETRICH

I was a kid. Five or six, maybe. I heard the Grand Ole Opry come through a Philco radio that sat atop my father’s beer refrigerator. Keith Bilbrey was the broadcast voice, the music was perfect. I pointed to the refrigerator and told my father I wanted to do “that” one day. My father thought about this. He smiled, patted my shoulder, and in a precious moment that can only be called divine, he said, “Son, get me another beer.”

The point is, dreams do come true. Because today, after all these years, I finally have my own beer refrigerator.